1. District Judge Mark Walker on Friday issued denied a preliminary injunction sought by the Florida Education Association, the United Faculty of Florida and unions representing employees of the Alachua County, Hernando County and Pinellas County school districts and the University of Florida.
  2. Leticia Hernandez, right, niece of Jose G. Hernandez who died alongside his wife and three children in a train collision on Saturday, receives a hug from women paying their respects at the site of the crash, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 in Plant City, Fla. The weekend crash between a train and a sports-utility vehicle that killed six people in Florida happened at a private road crossing where little more than a sign or two is required, no crossing gates, no flashing lights, no sound. (Martha Asencio-Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
  3. Scare actors roam the grounds of Busch Gardens in Tampa during the 2017 Howl-O-Scream event. There are five haunted houses this year, including a new one called D.H. Baggum’s Circus of Fear with creepy clowns and a menacing midway.
  4. Connie Cosme, 57, of Carrollwood, adjusts the trolley pole on a streetcar on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Tampa. Cosme has worked for the TECO Line Streetcar System since its inception. A new grant will keep the trolley free for riders for the coming year.
  5. National Hurricane Center forecasters are monitoring a trio of systems including Tropical Storm Philippe, a system off Africa that is likely to become a tropical depression by midweek and a low-pressure system that emerged Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico.
  6. Wu-Tang Clan performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa on Sept. 24, 2023.
  7. Amanda Darrow with the Utah Pride Center poses on Dec. 16, 2021, with books that have been the subject of parent complaints in Salt Lake City. As the nationwide surge in book challenges continues, the issue has already become a major discussion point in the 2024 races for Hillsborough County School Board.
  8. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, shown speaking in Sacramento, California in June 2022; and Gov. Ron DeSantis, shown speaking in Sioux Center, Iowa on May 13, will debate Nov. 30 on Fox News.
  9. A JetBlue flight from Ecuador to Fort Lauderdale hit extreme turbulence while landing in Florida on Monday, injuring seven passengers and a crew member, the airline said in a statement. This photo shows a JetBlue airplane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in 2017.
  10. Jerry Seinfeld brings his snarky comedy to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Thursday. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
  11. Bianco di Ampeleia, 2017, from Tuscany in Italy, is pure into a glass at Cru Cellars on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 in Tampa.
  12. Jethro Slone, left, chats with the Rev. Vicki Walker, minister of outreach at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, during a Sunday meal for homeless people.
  13. Yesterday• Breaking News
    St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is investigating a house fire in the 4700 block of 12th Ave. N on Sunday. One person was found dead inside the home.
  14. A string of email correspondence shows that school board lawyers have grappled with advising Florida school leaders about how to interpret new state laws on library book selection.
  15. “It is not only the right thing to do. It is actually long overdue," said council member Gwen Henderson on the two remaining houses from the Scrub, downtown Tampa’s pioneering Black neighborhood, becoming local historical landmarks.
  16. Sheila Scolaro, 31, a community programs scientist for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, holds a PVC pipe as she works to attach a temperature data logger in the Old Tampa Bay near Safety Harbor on Aug. 25. The estuary program has launched a five-year study to determine if warmer water temperatures are hurting seagrasses’ chance to recover.
  17. Officers responded to Scruggs Manor on N 22nd Street at approximately 3:15 a.m., after receiving reports that a man had died at the apartment complex.
  18. Lucy Morgan in August 1978.
  19. Keith Thibodaux, driving the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue personnel. The crash occurred less than two weeks before is 60th birthday.
  20. Orange County sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at passing cars early Sunday, authorities said.
  21. Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessperson Vivek Ramaswamy, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appear on stage before a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX News Channel on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee.
  22. Anna Paulina Luna, who represents Pinellas County in Congress, is questioning whether a loosening of food labeling requirements during the pandemic presents a risk to the public.
  23. A 3-year-old and two adults were fatally shot during an argument over the sale of a dog, authorities said.
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